Lloyd Elliot (Drew) Drewes, Jr., a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area, passed away at his home after a brief illness on Saturday, December 21, 2013. He was 71. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lynn G. Drewes; three children: Courtney Rome (Craig), Kris Drewes (Tiffany) and Scott Drewes; two brothers: Richard and Randy Drewes; his grandchildren: Cory Rome (Mandy), Kadie Rome, Jenson Drewes and Emmerson Drewes and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd E. Drewes, Sr. and Lewellian Riley Drewes. Drew worked in the automotive industry at Sears and Western Auto for years. He was a spirited man who enjoyed reading, cooking, being an extra in movies and relaxing in his backyard. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Family and friends of the family are invited to attend a Celebration Mass at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church, corner of West Metairie Ave. and North Starrett Rd. in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am. The online guestbook is available at www.gardenofmemoriesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2013